Until now, the age of consent for homosexual men was 18 while there was no statutory age of consent for lesbian sex. The second change means that a person under the age of consent will not commit an offence if they have a homosexual relationship with someone over the age of consent.
Learn what age of consent laws are and find out how they can specifically affect the relationships of GLBT teens. Learn what age of consent laws are and find out how they can specifically affect the relationships of GLBT teens. How Age of Consent Laws Affect LGBT Teens. go. How Age of Consent Laws
NSW finally equalises age of consent. January 1, 1991. Issue. 540. The bill reduces the age of consent for gay men from 18 to 16, bringing it in line with the heterosexual and lesbian age of consent. Until now, an 18yearold man having sex with a 17yearold man could be punished with five years of imprisonment.